• The PhoeniX 50 : 2007

    30 Jan 2008, 17:48 by PhoeniXPhiL

    Better late than never! This was started back in December but I moved house, then got ill, then there was plague of locusts, my dog ate the homework etc. etc.

    So here it is the legendary PhoeniX 50. A semi-favourite songs of the year affair where I

    a)Wax lyrical about the glories of a good pop single like a simple dog excited about a bone
    b)Inevitably get a load of e-mails saying “actually that was out two years ago…”
    c)Promote my love for songs and / or bands that I may well regret giving early support to over the course of the next 12 months (oh how easy it is to get “swerved” by an early single)

    The following rules apply

    a)Only one song per band
    b)In order to escape charges of nepotism (I don’t work for NME after all) I haven’t included any songs that may have released via PopArt or any songs by people who have seen me in my pants


    Are you ready? Well yes down and here we go…

    The PhoeniX 50 2007



  • The Sailplanes- Free downloads

    19 Nov 2007, 01:35 by Bloodflowerbill

    GIITTV singles club releases “A Knife, A Camera and a Bang” by The Sailplanes as a free download single on the 26th of November.
    Here:
    http://www.godisinthetvzine.co.uk/content/content_detail.php?id=2062&type=Features

    The Sailplanes are Stacey Hine and Tim Webster, two guitarists who share vocals. They formed in London two years ago with no pre-conceived notion as to where the band would go, just a mutual appreciation of noisy experimental music. They were later joined by Yola Rodowicz (percussion). Since then they’ve released four records of challenging, sharp, arty, experimental, noisy music to the acclaim of the UK underground. In June of this year they released their debut album: 'a second, or ten years later' on their own Redheaded Stepchild imprint.
    Clocking in at 18 minutes, consisting of eight taught tracks, the record garnered words of praise from everyone that heard it, including Drowned In Sound: “That very debut is The Sailplanes’ noisy, discordant, and succinct raison d’etre. …
  • GIITTV singles club releases: The Sailplanes- A Knife, A Camera and a Bang (for…

    14 Nov 2007, 21:10 by Bloodflowerbill

    GIITTV singles club releases “A Knife, A Camera and a Bang” by The Sailplanes as a free download single on the 26th of November.

    The Sailplanes are Stacey Hine and Tim Webster, two guitarists who share vocals. They formed in London two years ago with no pre-conceived notion as to where the band would go, just a mutual appreciation of noisy experimental music. They were later joined by Yola Rodowicz (percussion). Since then they’ve released four records of challenging, sharp, arty, experimental, noisy music to the acclaim of the UK underground. In June of this year they released their debut album: 'a second, or ten years later' on their own Redheaded Stepchild imprint.
    Clocking in at 18 minutes, consisting of eight taught tracks, the record garnered words of praise from everyone that heard it, including Drowned In Sound: “That very debut is The Sailplanes’ noisy, discordant, and succinct raison d’etre. In short – it’s awesome.” and iShotthedeputy: “aggressively and wonderfully…
  • GIITTV singles club releases: The Sailplanes- A Knife, A Camera and a Bang (for…

    14 Nov 2007, 21:10 by Bloodflowerbill

    GIITTV singles club releases “A Knife, A Camera and a Bang” by The Sailplanes as a free download single on the 26th of November.

    The Sailplanes are Stacey Hine and Tim Webster, two guitarists who share vocals. They formed in London two years ago with no pre-conceived notion as to where the band would go, just a mutual appreciation of noisy experimental music. They were later joined by Yola Rodowicz (percussion). Since then they’ve released four records of challenging, sharp, arty, experimental, noisy music to the acclaim of the UK underground. In June of this year they released their debut album: 'a second, or ten years later' on their own Redheaded Stepchild imprint.
    Clocking in at 18 minutes, consisting of eight taught tracks, the record garnered words of praise from everyone that heard it, including Drowned In Sound: “That very debut is The Sailplanes’ noisy, discordant, and succinct raison d’etre. In short – it’s awesome.” and iShotthedeputy: “aggressively and wonderfully different……
  • GIITTV singles club releases: The Sailplanes- A Knife, A Camera and a Bang (for…

    14 Nov 2007, 21:10 by Bloodflowerbill

    GIITTV singles club releases “A Knife, A Camera and a Bang” by The Sailplanes as a free download single on the 26th of November.

    The Sailplanes are Stacey Hine and Tim Webster, two guitarists who share vocals. They formed in London two years ago with no pre-conceived notion as to where the band would go, just a mutual appreciation of noisy experimental music. They were later joined by Yola Rodowicz (percussion). Since then they’ve released four records of challenging, sharp, arty, experimental, noisy music to the acclaim of the UK underground. In June of this year they released their debut album: 'a second, or ten years later' on their own Redheaded Stepchild imprint.
    Clocking in at 18 minutes, consisting of eight taught tracks, the record garnered words of praise from everyone that heard it, including Drowned In Sound: “That very debut is The Sailplanes’ noisy, discordant, and succinct raison d’etre. In short – it’s awesome.” and iShotthedeputy: “aggressively and wonderfully…
  • GIITTV singles club releases: The Sailplanes- A Knife, A Camera and a Bang (for…

    14 Nov 2007, 21:10 by Bloodflowerbill

    GIITTV singles club releases “A Knife, A Camera and a Bang” by The Sailplanes as a free download single on the 26th of November.

    The Sailplanes are Stacey Hine and Tim Webster, two guitarists who share vocals. They formed in London two years ago with no pre-conceived notion as to where the band would go, just a mutual appreciation of noisy experimental music. They were later joined by Yola Rodowicz (percussion). Since then they’ve released four records of challenging, sharp, arty, experimental, noisy music to the acclaim of the UK underground. In June of this year they released their debut album: 'a second, or ten years later' on their own Redheaded Stepchild imprint.
    Clocking in at 18 minutes, consisting of eight taught tracks, the record garnered words of praise from everyone that heard it, including Drowned In Sound: “That very debut is The Sailplanes’ noisy, discordant, and succinct raison d’etre. In short – it’s awesome.” and iShotthedeputy: “aggressively and wonderfully…
  • GIITCD An Underground Compilation out now

    5 Dec 2006, 21:53 by Bloodflowerbill

    GOD IS IN THE CD’, an Underground Compilation of UK music in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support is released on the 13th of November 2006!!

    GIITTV (www.godisinthetvzine.co.uk) the music and culture webzine is three years old: to celebrate this, and our recent ‘facelift’ we decided to put together a compilation of unsigned and smaller label acts.

    "(GIITTV Zine) is more pretentious than a weekend spent truffle picking with Brett Anderson"- The Fly

    "GIITTV is a cultural revolution in a webzine."-MusicTouristBoard

    The eighteen tracks of GIITCD reflect a slice of the brilliant blend of spoken word, indie, art rock, alternative and punk, which exists below the mainstream in this country. Sick and tired of being force-fed over produced, trendy, lifeless sounding bands, this is our small but heartfelt antidote to that. Raw, vital, and varied. It also significantly reflects the thriving unsigned and small label reviews section that has been at the core of our webzine, over the last 3 years. …
  • What I've spent my Christmas moolah on / Bands for '06 / Break-ups!

    28 Dec 2005, 14:18 by andrewbiles

    The Doors - LA Woman
    The Doors - The Doors
    Lynyrd Skynyrd - The Definitive Lynyrd Skynyrd (box set)
    Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Supreme Collection Vol. 1
    Bridget St. John - Songs for the Gentle Man
    Bridget St. John - Take the Fifth
    Eden Ahbez - Eden's Island
    Sense Field - Killed for less

    What a great selection of stuff to enjoy, even if I do say so myself.
    Really lovin' the box sets at the moment, so if anyone's got any great recommendations, please throw them across (although I probably won't be able to afford them right now).


    Bands for 2006

    These won't be accurate predictions as I can never seem to do well with this stuff, but it's a list of people that I would like to do well next year rather than ones that definately will do well.

    The Evpatoria Report
    Fleeing New York
    Matteo Scumaci
    Bullet Train To Vegas
    Apartment
    New Rhodes
    Chikinki
    Cats And Cats And Cats
    STNNNG
    The Hold Steady
    Zookeeper
    Tralala
    A Northern Chorus
    Neat People
    Wolf and Cub
    Boom In The Diamond Industry